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6/28/11 11:57 P

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PCOS is an endrocrom disorder, once you have it you have it for life - there is no known cure for it, just stop gap treatments which help you live with it.

it is also very much possible to have regular cycles and still have PCOS, not everyone with PCOS lacks cycles, though just because you bleed doesn't mean you are fertile its very much possible to have a cycle with PCOS and not ovulate what so ever.

Its also very much possible to be thin and still have PCOS, not every one with PCOS is over weight, most are yes but not all.

You might wish to join the site there seems to be a good number of members there from NC maybe one of them might be able to help.

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6/28/11 4:52 P

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Sounds very frustrating. Since you aren't able to get Metformin without a prescription, you might want to look into taking Cinnamon. It is supposed to help with blood sugar.

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6/28/11 4:33 P

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I was diagnosed with PCOS about ten years ago. I haven't seen a doctor in years for different reasons. Anyway, I moved to NC and it has been hard to find a doctor for pcos in my area.
Someone finally recommended me an endo and it was a total waste of money and time. She charged me $260 to tell me she didn't know if she could help me, or if I even had PCOS for that matter. She said that since I've had a regular cycle for about 3 years now (not completely regular, but one every 40 days), she doubts I have PCOS.
I lost all the records my doctor gave me when he diagnosed me so I couldn't show that to her. So just because I don't really have problems with my period, does that mean I don't have PCOS anymore? I was so irritated!!!!
I have all the other symptons.... excess body hair, overweight (specially when eating high carbs and sugars) sugar cravings, lack of energy, depression...
I just called the doctor that first diagnosed me in FL and he charges $500 just for the consult, plus lab fees. Isn't that great???
I don't have insurance.... so I'm pretty much screwed. It's just PCOS and me now.
I was hoping to be put on Met so it could help me lose weight. Right now I work out, watch what I eat... avoid sugars and carbs.... and nothing.

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